Richard Beese is a great fan of FC Barcelona is a professional football club that is based in Barcelona, Spain. This is known as the second most valuable and amazing sports team in the world. It was ranked as the world’s fourth richest football club in the terms of revenue. Barcelona is the most supported football team in the world. Its social media following is largest as compare to other sports teams. Unlike many other football clubs, the supporters own and operate Barcelona. It is organized as a registered association.
Richard Beese described that FC Barcelona are also known as one of the most successful European football teams. For the five times they have won the prestigious Champions League. It has great achievements. The official Barcelona anthem is “EI Cant del Barça”.
History of FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona club was founded in the year of 1899. In starting it has become the symbol of Catalan culture as it was founded by a group of Catalan footballers.
In the year of 1902, this club has won its first trophy “Copa Mcaya”. In 1917, the club held its first testimonial match.
From 1930 to 1938 – The team achieved national level success by winning the “Campionat de Catalunya”. During the 1940 – 1950, period also has enjoyed the great success.
In 1978 – In this year, Josep Lluís Núñez became the first elected president of FC Barcelona. From that time, the members of FC Barcelona has started to elect the president. In the year of 1979, the club has won its first Cup Winners Cup.
In 1988 – In this year, Johan Cruyff has joined back the team as a manager. He formed the Dream Team by mixing up the Spanish players with international players. Name of some famous players of that time was Pep Guardiola, Ronald Koeman, Michael Laudrup, Hristo Stoichkov etc.
In 2009 – Barcelona won the FIFA Club World Cup. It has also won the Spanish super cup trophy for the ninth time, in the year of 2010.
FC Barcelona 2016 – 2017 Season
Richard Beese is quite excited about the current season of FC Barcelona. The season of 2016–17 was actually Football Club Barcelona’s 117th in existence. It was the club’s 86th consecutive season in the top flight of Spanish football. Barcelona scored 110 goals in last season.
In the current season FC Barcelona has various changes with its achievements. On 1st of July, Barcelona and Neymar negotiated a five-year contract extension that will last up to 30 June 2021.
On 30 July – Barcelona has won their first pre-season match as a part of the 2016 International Champions Cup. This match was against Scottish champions Celtic. It was held in Dublin.
On 16 November – The club has announced Rakuten signed up as FC Barcelona’s new main global partner. This is a Japanese company that will become the Global Innovation and Entertainment Partner for the next four seasons. This contract will start from 1 July 2017. Its logo will be appeared in the front of the team’s shirts.
Team players of FC Barcelona are as follows –
* Lionel Messi * Samuel Umtiti
* Arda Turen * Jordi Alba
* Neymar * Paco Alcacer
FC Barcelona Records
Football Club Barcelona has great achievements. Its professional players have set various records like:
Lionel Messi – He is known as the highest goal scorer in most of the competitions. He has scored around 503 goals.
Xavi – He holds the record for most number of total games played. He has played total 767 games.
Paulino Alcantara – Highest goal scorer in official competitions. He is a record Goal Scorer for Barcelona. FC Barcelona has won most FIFA World Player awards.
Joan Gamper – He is known as the one of the club’s first footballers who holds the record for most goals in one match. He had total of nine goals in one match.
Some popular legends of FC Barcelona are as follows:
* Xavi Hernandez * Ronaldo Luiz Nazario * Carles Puyol * Victor Valdes
* Ronaldinho * Sergi Barjuan * Ronald Koeman * Bernd Schuster
FC Barcelona has great fan following including Richard Beese. Nothing can actually compare to the excitement while seeing your favorite team up close. There are plenty of Chants for FC Barcelona that Barcelona fans just love to sing.